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Government-backed home of UK Intellectual Property on the Internet. Bringing  you all the answers to your questions and all the resources you need to find your way through the IP jungle of Copyright, Designs, Patents and Trade Marks.

Patents Information Network

European Patent Office

Canadian Intellectual Property Office

But Patents - USA

United States Patents And Trademark Office

Bounty Quest - Pays people to find prior stuff to invalidate patent claims

Ag Biotechnology & & New Technology Patents

Copyright Links
Authors Licensing and Collecting Society (ALCS)
Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA)
Performing Right Society (PRS)

Trade Mark Links
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)
Companies House - for company registration
The Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys (ITMA)
Nominet UK
- Internet Registry for .uk domain names.
Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) - for European Community Trade Marks.
Trading Standards
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
- for International Trade Marks.
IPLA (Intellectual Property Lawyers Association)

Design Links
Design Council
The Design Museum
New Designers Exhibition

Legal Links
Chartered Institute of Patent Agents (CIPA)
CIPA Clinics
IPLA (Intellectual Property Lawyers Association)
Patent Information Network

Community Research and Development Information Service (Cordis)
European Patent Office (EPO)
European Union - Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) (for European Community Trade Marks)
World Wide - World Intellectual Property Organisation

General Intellectual Property Links
Dialogue with Business (EU)
Shell LiveWIRE

Business Connect Wales
Business Links
Innovation Unit
Know-How Wales
The National Endowment for Science, Technology & the Arts (nesta)

The Association for Information Management (Aslib)
The British Library
The British Library Science Technology and Business
The Convention on Biological Diversity
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Intellectual Property Mall
International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys (FICPI)
IPR - Helpdesk - Intellectual Property Rights Helpdesk
Kuesterlaw - Technology Law
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Patent Information Network (PIN) libraries
British Standards

United Nations Treaties

National Offices

  • Algeria  - L'Institut National Algérien de la Propriété Industrielle
  • Andorra  - Oficina De Marques Del Pricipat D'Andorra
  • Argentina  - Instituto Nacional de la Propiedad Industrial
  • Armenia  - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • Australia  - Intellectual Property Australia
  • Austria  - Österreichischen Patentamt
  • Azerbaijan  - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • Belarus  - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • Belgium  - Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Benelux  - Benelux Patents Office
  • Brazil  - Brazilian Industrial Property Office
  • Bulgaria  - Bulgarian Patent Office
  • Canada  - Canadian Intellectual Property Office
  • China - State Intellectual Property Office of China
  • Croatia  - Republic of Croatia - State Intellectual Property Office
  • Cuba  - Oficina Cubana de la Propiedad Industrial
  • Czech Republic  - Czech Industrial Property Office
  • Denmark - Danish Patent and Trade Mark Office
  • Estonia - The Estonian Patent Office
  • Eurasia - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • Finland - Patentti- ja rekisterihallitus
  • France - Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle
  • Germany - German Patent and Trade Mark Office
  • Greece - Industrial Property Organisation
  • Hong Kong - Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government Intellectual Property Department
  • Hungary - Hungarian Patent Office
  • Iceland - Einkaleyfastofan
  • Italy - Italian Patent and Trademark Office
  • Japan - Japanese Patent Office
  • Jordan - Ministry of Industry & Trade Jordan
  • Korea - Korean Industrial Property Office
  • Kyrgyzstan - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • Liechtenstein  - PATLIB centres in Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania - Lithuanian Patent Office
  • Luxembourg - Ministry of the Economy
  • Macedonia - Industrial Property Protection Office of the Republic of Macedonia
  • Malaysia - Ministry Of Domestic Trade And Consumer Affairs - IP.infonet Malaysia
  • Mexico - Promotion to the Industrial Property
  • Moldova - State Agency of Industrial Property Protection
  • Monaco  - Direction de l'Expansion Économique - Division de la Propriété Intellectuelle
  • Morocco - Système d'information de la propriété industrielle et commerciale
  • Netherlands - Netherlands Industrial Property Office (NIPO)
  • New Zealand - The Intellectual Property Office of New Zealand
  • Norway - Patentstyret
  • Peru - Instituto Nacional de Defensa de la Competencia y de la Protección de la Propiedad Intelectual
  • Philippines - Intellectual Property Office - Philippines
  • Poland - Patent Office of the Republic of Poland
  • Portugal - Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial
  • Romania - State Office for Inventions and Trademarks 
  • Russia - Russian Agency for Patents and Trademarks (ROSPATENT)
  • Singapore - Intellectual Property Office of Singapore
  • Slovak Republic - Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia - Slovenian Intellectual Property Office
  • Spain - Oficina Espanola de Patentes y Marcas
  • Sweden - PRV - the Swedish Patent and Registration Office
  • Switzerland - Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property
  • Taiwan - Chinese Taipei Intellectual Property Office
  • Tajikistan - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • Thailand - Department of Intellectual Property
  • Turkey - Turkish Patent Institute
  • Turkmenistan - The Eurasian Patent Organization
  • United States of America - United States Patent and Trademark Office
  • Uzbekistan - State Patent Office of the Republic of Uzbekistan

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